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Carbon Black Cloud: What is the Difference Between Groups and Policy?

Carbon Black Cloud: What is the Difference Between Groups and Policy?

Environment

  • Carbon Black Cloud Console: All Versions

Question

What is the difference between a group and a policy in the Carbon Black Cloud Console?

Answer

  • In the console, groups are found in the left hand banner on the endpoints page, and are designed provide an automated way to both organize sensors and assign them a policy. 
  • A group will always have a policy assigned to it, but a single policy may be assigned to multiple groups.   
  • Policies are specific sets of rules and permissions that govern whether sensors will either allow or deny a specific operation on an endpoint.

Additional Notes

  • If a sensor is manually assigned to a policy, it cannot be assigned to a group.
  • When automatic assignment is enabled, sensors are assigned to the first group with matching criteria. 
  • Clicking the "Reorder Groups" button on the endpoints page allows the order of the groups to be changed to ensure sensors are being assigned correctly. 

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